Production Company
Pieter van Huystee Film
Noordermarkt 37-39, 1015 NA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 421 0606
Fax: +31 20 638 6255
info@pvhfilm.nl

Language
English, French, Dutch

Genre
Full Length Documentary

Screening format
Digital Betacam, DCP

Running time
85 minutes

Country of origin
The Netherlands

Director and photography
Jacqueline van Vugt

Research
Hans Dortmans

Sound
Hens van Rooij
Bouwe Mulder
Pieter van Huystee jr.

Sounddesign
Ranko Paukovic

Editor
Barabra Hin

Line producer
Natascha Teunissen
Constant van Panhuys
Jacqueline van Vugt
 
Graphic Design
Stephanie de Vilder

Producer
Pieter van Huystee

Commissioning editor
Margje de Koning, IKON
 
Supported by
Dutch Cultural Media Fund
COBO Fund
Dutch Film Fund
Borders
Het Parool (4 sterren) – “Van Vugt toont met Borders de meedogenloze werking van de migratiemachine, zonder te pretenderen dat zij de oplossing heeft door de mensenstroom naar Europa”
 
NRC Handelsblad (3 sterren) –“Beelden vertellen het echte verhaal”
 
de Volkskrant (4 sterren) –“Bewonderenswaardig verslag van Afrikaanse vluchtelingen”
 
Trouw (4 sterren) –“Schrijnend portret van Nigeriaanse gelukszoekers”
 
De Telegraaf (3 1/2 ster) – “Borders confronteert de kijker met het onontkoombare, wrange lot van vluchtelingen”
http://www.telegraaf.nl/incoming/22727101/__Filmrecensie__Borders__.html
 
Filmkrant (4 sterren) – “Borders is een belangrijke film, omdat het emigranten – ondanks de bij vlagen somber stemmende vertellingen – niet zielig maakt”
 
One World – “Een ontluisterende documentaire over de ontberingen onderweg – en over de ijskoude ontvangst in Europa.”
 
http://www..moviescene.nl/p/156086/borders_-_recensie
 
http://www.filmtotaal.nl/recensie.php?id=37193

 

BORDERS, A FILM BY JACQUELINE VAN VUGT, HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE IDFA COMPETITION FOR DUTCH DOCUMENTARY
 
We all know the exciting, sweaty, scary, uncomfortable feeling arriving at a border. You will have to submit yourself to the guards standing in front of you. In a split second your mind is alert. “Do I carry any illegal product, are my papers in order, did I take my “special” cigarettes out”,  what about the snake skin boots..? Probably everything is in order, you played by the rules, but… 
Power is not in your own hands at the border. They, the guards will check your papers, they might check your luggage. The guards may want to check your body and maybe even they will want to check the inside of your body. Life is out of  your own hands. 
The film Borders starts at the Schiphol Airport Detention Centre. Its unique filmmaker Jacqueline van Vugt was able to film inside. Here we encounter the border between The Netherlands and Nigeria, by Clara, 16 years in the Netherlands. She is expelled, back to her country of origin, Nigeria.  
In Nigeria the journey starts a new.  Border by border the film Borders follows the route from Nigeria to The Netherland, a route taken by many immigrants. The subsequent Borders are the protagonists; Nigeria-Niger-Burkina Faso-Mali-Senegal-Mauretania-Marocco-Spain-France-Belgium-The Netherlands. The Borders change; the people, the light, the colours, the temperature, the use of technical instrument, …but the influence of power is always there! The anguish, the scary thrill, will posses you - being there – at the Borders.
 
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE
 
 

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Director and Cinematographer Jacqueline van Vugt studied architecture before she committed herself to film. At the Dutch Film and Television Academy she studied cinematography. Later on she started to direct and shoot her own films and documentaries. Jacqueline van Vugt spent her youth in West-Africa, in Mali and Tchad. This period has influenced her life greatly.
 
Filmography
 2009            Mama don’t like no guitarpickers ‘round here, director, script, camera, editing and producer. Documentary 90’min.
                        Festivals: NFF, In Edit Film Festival Sao Paolo, Barcelona. South Side Film festival –US.
                         Cinema release: Cinema Delicatessen.
2007              Bambara Blues, director, script, research and line producer. Documentary 70’ Festivals: IDFA, Addis Abbeba Fimfestival. Cinema
                         release.
2004             Adios Nonino, director, script and research. Documentary 50’, NTR.
2003             Toda una Vida, director, script, research and line producer. Documentary 75’. Festivals: IDFA, Int. Fest. of New Latin American
                          Cinema.
2002              Een droomreis - Dakar-Timboektoe, director and camera, documentary 50’.
2001              Morgen, director and scenario. Fiction 10’.
                          Festivals: NFF.
                         Cinema release Netherlands and Germany.           
2000             Two Loves, director and script. Documentary 70’/50’, BBC, ZDF.
                         Festivals: NFF.    Dutch Academy Award.
1998            Vision from the Edge, Breyten Breytenbach painting the lines, directed by Mary Stephen. Camera and production. Documentary 54’.
                        Festivals IDFA, Paris.
1997           Ofrenda de Primavera, director, script, research, editing and line producer. 70’. Festivals: IDFA, Sao Paolo Int. Film Fest., Figueira da
                        Foz.
                        Cinema release: Lava Films.
                        Amsterdam Art Fund-Young Talent Award, nominated Golden Calf.
1995            KPL 70 11 12 078, director, writer and producer. 50’. NTR.
                        Festivals: NFF.
1995            Sneeuwwitje, camera. 50’.
                        Tuschinski Award     
1995            Ceci nést pas un petit dejeuner sur l’herbe. director, script and camera, producer. Fiction, 9'.
                        2e Audience Award Cinestud Festival

 

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